Articles published in October, 2011

Women’s soccer loses narrow 2-1 battle against ONU

(Written by Spencer German) On a cold Friday night at Don Shula Stadium, the John Carroll University women’s soccer team looked to claim sole possession of the number one spot atop the OAC standings. In arguably the biggest game of the 2011 season to date, coach Tracy Blasius turned to her eight senior leaders to…

Football falls short on the road, loses to ONU 24-21

In each of the last six years, John Carroll has struggled on the gridiron against Ohio Northern. Not scoring more than 14 points against the Polar Bears since the 50-25 drubbing in 2005, the Blue Streaks hoped that their offensive momentum over the last month would reverse their recent fate. On a picture-perfect October afternoon…

Change baseball? That’s nonsense

U.S. Senators want to ban the use of chewing tobacco in  Major League Baseball. The New York Times recently penned a story proposing the idea of getting rid of dugout phones in the MLB. Instant replay is something that is slowly creeping into the sport of baseball as well. Here’s my question: Why are we…

Blue Streaks volleyball battles but loses to ONU

Despite having no true libero on the active roster, the Blue Streaks volleyball team traveled to Ada, Ohio this past weekend to take on the host Ohio Northern University Polar Bears. In what was likely the Blue Streaks third to last match of the season, JCU came up short on the road as they fell…

Men’s soccer hangs tough, loses to No. 15 ONU

(Written by Cory Biro) The schedule couldn’t be set up more perfectly. The Blue Streaks had been red hot, winning each of their last seven matches on their way to the top spot in the OAC with a 6-0 record in conference play. No. 15 Ohio Northern was a step behind the Blue Streaks at…

JCU hockey continues success, defeats W&J 11-2

(Written by Sean Nowak) The John Carroll University Blue Streaks club hockey team continued to have success this past weekend. The first game of the weekend was on Friday, Oct. 21 as the Blue Streaks hosted the visiting Washington and Jefferson College on home ice at Gilmour Academy. The Blue  Streaks rolled to a dominating…

Resident assistants’ methods find tough critics

At a recent Student Union meeting, Senator Joe Cahill raised a concern that this year resident assistants have been buckling down on procedure and writing up more people than they have in previous years. Other students around campus have echoed this feeling, and at least five of them had asked Cahill to bring it up…

From Tokyo to Cleveland

Mastering delicious and funky cuisine while staying true to a culture’s traditional dishes can be a tricky task for a chef. Chef Jonathon Sawyer, of East 4th street’s Greenhouse Tavern, has done just that. By combining the contemporary with the conventional, Sawyer has brought famous Tokyo fare right here to Cleveland, opening  his newest restaurant,…

Columns: Southpaws unite!

It’s no secret discrimination has been a prevalent issue at John Carroll. Until 1968, JCU was an all men’s school, and the idea of allowing women into the community was just unheard of. We have had recent problems, too. Two years ago, the LGBTQ community highlighted some major problems with our employment clauses. And recently,…

Columns: Occupy John Carrot

After six and a half semesters here, I’ve become fed up with an assortment of aggravating aspects of campus life. For example; aren’t you sick of having to walk to class? Shouldn’t administration provide shuttles for us during the winter months? Tuition is the highest it’s ever been, and the students should come first if…

Turkish journalist informs, inspires JCU students

“This job is done with love. It is just like flirting; if the girl does not encourage, we [men] try harder. If we [as journalists] encounter problems, we go on,” said Kerim Balci Monday evening when he spoke about his job as a Turkish journalist. Balci visited John Carroll on Monday, Oct. 24 at the…

Nick's Knack: Where are you going?

Freshman orientation was an uncomfortable time for us all. Unless you came with someone from your high school, you were all alone in a new and overwhelming place, unsure of how to get around or how to be a college student. The default friend-making question to ask was, “What is your major?” Whether we had…

SU holds inclusion forum

Student Union held “A Conversation on Becoming a More Inclusive Campus Community,” during the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the Jardine Room of the Lombardo Student Center. “Since the beginning of the semester, posters and chalkings have appeared on campus describing acts of intolerance and bias and calling for action to end discrimination,” read…

JCU state of the Union address

In continued celebration of John Carroll University’s 125th birthday celebration, the Student Union will host the State of the Union Address on Thursday, Oct. 27 in Donahue Auditorium in the Dolan Science Center. The evening will start at 7 p.m. with drinks and appetizers at a light reception, followed by the program starting around 7:30…

Columns: Actions speak as loud as words

There are many great organizations at John Carroll. I am involved in various groups on campus and I feel that many of the other groups are beneficial as well. There is one organization in particular, however, that could use improvement and  doesn’t always seem to present the University with a positive reputation. I, along with…

Resident assistants assist in upsetting students

  This semester, students have voiced concerns that resident assistants have been writing people up more frequently than in the past. According to the Office of Residence Life, the number of write-ups has actually decreased this year. There have been instances where students thought RAs were being unnecessarily strict with their write-ups and punishments. Some…

Former Bohannon site becomes parking lot

For the past week now there has been one common sight on campus: Students plugging their noses as they pass by the construction site between the Dolan Center for Science and Technology and the Administration Building. What most of the students perceive as gross is actually the smell of victory. According to Carol Dietz, the…

Kal Penn opens up about his acting and politics

From Kumar, to “House,” to the White House, Kal Penn has led an interesting career. The Carroll News got to catch up with him and talk about his return to the popular “Harold and Kumar” series. The Carroll News: Christmas is a time of expressing love and joy, how do you think a Harold and…

Columns: You came, you ‘mounted,’ you failed

The action verb “to mount” has several meanings. One meaning defines the verb as follows: “to fix securely to a support.” To use it in a sentence, one could say, “The mechanic mounted the engine in my car.” To use the verb in a sexual context, mounting means “to climb onto a male or female…

Lights Camera Action!

This summer, JCU students stole the limelight in their hometowns, starring as extras, stand-ins and in one case, a cast role. While each experience was different, they found one similarity: it was the opportunity of a lifetime. Luke Sebbens, stand-in for Taylor Lautner in “Abduction” Senior Luke Sebbens was the stand-in for Taylor Lautner in…

Chalk up another one for the administration

A student forum was held by Student Union to discuss inclusiveness and diversity on campus. Throughout the semester, there have been several cases of unapproved postings and chalk drawings with strong messages about discrimination and social activism on campus. The messages of the chalk drawings and posters called for action against racial and ethnic intolerance…

Administrative remodeling brings changes

The construction on the Hamlin Quad was only one of many restructuring efforts by the University this year. Fundraising accomplishments, a pilot program for international students, various faculty changes, and John Carroll University’s re-accreditation all took effect as the semester began.   A ‘soft landing’ for  international students   Over the summer there were several…

New ‘green’ truck to be used by facilities dept.

There has been a push on campus that cannot be ignored: going green. Recently, John Carroll University made a new purchase: an E-Dyne Truck from GGT Electric, similar to those found on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. It cost around $20,000 according to Carol Dietz, associate vice president of facilities. The truck saves…

Phishing emails flood student inboxes: IT dept. responds

Throughout the past several weeks, students at John Carroll University have received several warning messages about scam emails, known as phishing messages. Messages like these from unreliable sources are known by many to be dangerous and therefore not to be clicked, but what exactly are they? Michael Bestul, JCU’s chief information officer of ITS, and…

JCU makes plans to light the way

Freshman Sarah Novak goes to Rodman Hall every week to meet with her Christian Life Communities group. By the time her meeting is over, she has to walk back to her residence halls in the dark. What doesn’t help, she said, is that the path she takes back has either minimal outdoor lighting or lights…